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    Hi,

    I'd like to know, from those who have taken/are taking A Level History, about the extent to which a decent teacher can influence a student's interest and performance in A Level History for a "motivated" student? For instance, to what extent may a "poor" teacher be detrimental to a student's performance if they are self-motivated?

    I would also be interested to know whether this level of significance varies between AS and A2 History?

    Many Thanks in advance.
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    My A2 teacher was generally thought to have been a bad teacher by most of my classmates, they always moaned over stuff like he was unorganised, didn't know the topic, even little things like being too slow in marking our coursework. I can't speak for them as a whole, but the impression I got was that they weren't doing very well, and thus they blamed it all on him.

    However, I quite liked my teacher and thought he was pretty decent, personally thought everyone else was being a bit overdramatic about it. I've done better than I ever have in History this year (well for the coursework anyway, no idea what the exam was like) and its not like I did badly beforehand.

    I'm not sure what that means to your question, could be interpreted in various ways.
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    my personal viewpoint is a slight "law of attraction" belief; if you set out to fuss over how bad your teacher is and blame your entire performance on him/her, you're bound to not do that great.
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    (Original post by brendonbackflip)
    My A2 teacher was generally thought to have been a bad teacher by most of my classmates, they always moaned over stuff like he was unorganised, didn't know the topic, even little things like being too slow in marking our coursework. I can't speak for them as a whole, but the impression I got was that they weren't doing very well, and thus they blamed it all on him.

    However, I quite liked my teacher and thought he was pretty decent, personally thought everyone else was being a bit overdramatic about it. I've done better than I ever have in History this year (well for the coursework anyway, no idea what the exam was like) and its not like I did badly beforehand.

    I'm not sure what that means to your question, could be interpreted in various ways.
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    my personal viewpoint is a slight "law of attraction" belief; if you set out to fuss over how bad your teacher is and blame your entire performance on him/her, you're bound to not do that great.
    I guess so. I don't think that a teacher is the sole influence behind a student's performance; yet even so, it does seem that the slightly "better" teachers could have a positive impact in how well a student does.
 
 
 
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